We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, yo no habla ingles. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rail, or could afford to lose a few pounds.
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli, or, like our pastor, who can’t carry a note in a bucket. You are welcome here if you are “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you are more Catholic then the Pope or have not been in church since little Joey’s baptism.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, NASCAR dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sipper, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.
We welcome you if you are having problems, or you are down in the dumps, or if you don’t like “organized religion.” If you blew your offering money at the track, you are welcome here.
We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work to hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost in traffic and would up here by mistake.
We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts…
And we welcome YOU!
For more information, text WELCOME to 717-312-3472.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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